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Cloisonné Enameling on Silver

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Cloisonné Enameling on Silver
Debra Carus
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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Skill Level:
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Explore the colorful world of luminous enamel jewelry as you create a unique silver jewelry piece with transparent glass enamels. Learn the techniques of applying fine silver wire in your own design to the metal surface, then practice wet packing the colored glass enamels for a painterly effect. Pieces will be kiln fired. Approaches to design, basic color theory, shading and blending will be covered, plus finishing techniques and ways of setting the enameled item to wear as jewelry.

About the Instructor(s)

Debra Carus is a metalsmith and jeweler in Clackamas, Oregon. Her passion is for creating storied art jewelry that reflects her love of nature and her Norwegian roots. Debra is a full time studio artist and metals instructor, and she is also a Senior Instructor for Art Clay World, certifying metal clay instructors and enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Fine point sable paintbrush ("00" preferred)

• 5 to 10 Small sealable glass or plastic containers (1 oz. size is perfect)

• Sketchbook and pencil

• Wire cutters

• Pliers set - round nose and chain nose and/or flat nose

• Eye magnification - Optivisor, magnifier or reading glasses

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Powdered transparent enamels

• Paintbrushes

• Dust masks

• Enamel tools - sifters, washing containers, buckets

• Stoning tools and diamond polishers

• Flex shafts

• Metal - fine and sterling silver sheet and wire

• Cloisonne wires in fine silver

• Gold and silver foils

• Enameling kiln and kiln tools -spatulas, gloves, trivets

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